My Must-Pack Items for an Eco Getaway

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I don’t know about you, but when I’m packing for a warm-weather vaca, I’m most concerned with three things: swimsuits, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Aside from a non-expired passport, they’re my essentials for any tropical escape, since I know I can improve on everything else.

I’m heading to Costa Rica tomorrow with my best friend Steph, a corporate lawyer by day who’s studying to become a yoga teacher by night — perhaps her life’s greatest irony — and who deserves this trip way more than I do. Thanks to Costa Rica’s Tourism board, we’ll soon be hanging with sloths, gliding through treetops, and experiencing the country’s beauty and rich biodiversity.

But first, I have to pack. So long as these items are in my Heys USA EcoCase, I’ll be good to go.

The Swimsuit

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Eco Babe by Eco Swim. I’ll be reducing my carbon footprint in Costa Rica’s sand with this sustainable two-piece in Khaki. Made entirely in the U.S. with post-consumer recycled fabric linings, 50 percent recycled elastics and recycled nylon.

The Sunglasses

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Dipper Shades from Sundippers, made using recycled materials. This young, sustainable brand also makes eco clothing perfect for the beach.

The Sunscreen

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Suntegrity All Natural Moisturizing Face Protection. This sunscreen was a top-rated face sunscreen by the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database and received a #1 rating for “Best Moisturizer with SPF” in the EWG’s 2011 Sunscreen Guide.

 

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Loving Naturals Clear Body SPF 30+.  A highly rated sunscreen by the EWG that’s unscented and rubs on clear.

 

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About Lindsay E. Brown
Lindsay is the Director of Communications at CBS EcoMedia and is a co-owner of Eco-Chick along with Starre Vartan. Previously, she was the managing editor at Eco-Chick, and created the acclaimed interview series “Heroines for the Planet." She has written for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, Huffington Post, EarthHour.org, Livia Firth's Eco-Age.com, Ecover US, Laura Turner Seydel's blog, and Gather Green. Lindsay was featured on the Veria Living Network as a “voice for the planet’s health” and was named in Ecover’s “30 Under 30″ contest which recognized those who are making a sustainable difference in their local or global communities. Lindsay holds a B.S. in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award for Top Student in RW1 at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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